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Help Vanderbilt Theatre build a forest at live performance art event

Mar. 5, 2014—A diverse group of artists, students and others will create a forest that is part visual art and part live theater performance at Vanderbilt’s Neely Auditorium March 28 and 29.

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Mosquito sperm have a sense of smell

Feb. 3, 2014—Vanderbilt biologists have discovered that mosquito sperm have a “sense of smell” and that some of same chemicals that the mosquito can smell cause the sperm to swim harder.

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Vanderbilt research featured in Science News’ top science story of 2013

Jan. 17, 2014—The popular science magazine Science News has chosen a story featuring research by Vanderbilt's Seth Bordenstein and Robert Brucker as its top science story for the year.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and staff awards and achievements

Jan. 10, 2014—Read about faculty and staff awards and achievements in the latest edition of "Kudos."

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Top 10 research stories of 2013

Dec. 23, 2013—This year’s most popular research stories plumbed mysteries of the brain, examined complex social phenomena, shed light on dark matter, uncovered a surprising link between our three greatest health threats and more.

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Could comb jellies, close cousins of jellyfish, be the earliest ancestors of animals?

Dec. 13, 2013—With their intricate, translucent shapes and elaborate bioluminescent displays, comb jellies add beauty and mystery to the ocean depths. They also have an important story to tell about the origin of animals.

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Tricking algae’s biological clock boosts production of drugs, biofuels

Nov. 7, 2013—Tricking algae’s biological clock to remain in its daytime setting can dramatically boost the amount of commercially valuable compounds that these simple marine plants can produce when they are grown in constant light.

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Pulitzer Prize winner Bert Hölldobler to speak Oct. 28 on ant societies

Oct. 28, 2013—Hölldobler will present "Communication, Cooperation and Conflict in Ant Societies" Oct. 28.

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College of Arts and Science 2013 Undergraduate Teaching Awards announced

Oct. 24, 2013—The College of Arts and Science recognized six faculty members with excellence in teaching and advising awards at its September faculty meeting.

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Memorial Oct. 21 for Ellen Fanning, ALS walk Oct. 26

Oct. 18, 2013—Please join in celebrating the life of Ellen Fanning, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences and a professor of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, on Monday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m., in Benton Chapel.

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Frog-killing fungus paralyzes amphibian immune response

Oct. 17, 2013—A fungus that is killing frogs and other amphibians around the world releases a toxic factor that disables the amphibian immune response, Vanderbilt University investigators report Oct. 18 in the journal Science.

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New faculty: Lauren Parker Jackson, BS’03, examines the movement of protein molecules within cells

Oct. 7, 2013—Lauren Parker Jackson learned the difficult and demanding art of X-ray crystallography in the Cambridge University lab where it was invented. She brings her expertise to Vanderbilt, where she will continue her research in protein trafficking.

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